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for approval on may 7th. >>> a prominent city attorney fighting to keep her law license after admitting to smuggling a hit list out of jail. kristy sn christie smith is live. >> reporter: lawyers for the state are expected to be here in san francisco a little later this morning to say that attorney lorna brown should effectively be disbarred from practicing law for allegedly smuggling this hit list from jail from her client, a list of people that were apparently marked for death or intimidation. she is a former attorney for the once leader of the black organization in oakland. brown has admitted she took his hand written notes after meeting him in jail in 2010. the people on this list were witnesses against bay. that, according to the article. he was convicted for murdering chauncey bailey and two other men. she said she thought the papers she obtained were only love letters to his girlfriend and sermons. the list ended up in the car of a felon who called himself bay's number one soldier. she faces an ethics violation. the trial today should determine what her punishment is. reporting l
the law, there are legal concerns. >> it's when people's names start to be used and they say, oh, this person was it. and people start stating things that they don't really know as a fact. i mean, that's when we get into defamation. >> real world rules for an an n anonymous online community. >> the website says it does not support vigilante justice and people are innocent until proven guilty. reporting live in san francisco, jean ellie, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >> another bay area company is involved in this investigation. it produces a battery now linked to powering those bombs. let's bring in terry mcsweeney with our continuing coverage of the investigation and the developments. >> more than 1,000 fbi agents are tracking possible leads tonight. after they discovered remnants of the two bombs, investigators revealed inside the bomb was a battery made by tenergy. >> horrified, appalled, appalled and shocked the batteries are largely for toys. cars and trucks, and to see it used in such a way is just horrifying. >> the company sells tens of thousands of these batteries na
hearings going on. >> reporter: by law none of the parties involved can discuss a detention hearing held this morning for the three teenage suspects accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old audrie pott, because those suspects are considered minors. we do know that the pott family was present and that everyone was told by the judge that everyone needed to make sure no details got out. a short time later, the family cancelled a planned interview with nbc news today. yesterday audrie's mother, father and stepmother announced they filed a civil lawsuit against the three teens, saying by sexually assaulting audrie while she was drunk last labor day weekend and showing pictures of the assault at school, they drove the 15-year-old girl to suicide. in addition to the civil suit, the family is pushing hard to have the teen suspects tried as adults. >> these types of crimes are not juvenile. sexual assault is an adult crime. these boys distributed the pictures to humiliate and further bully my daughter. >> reporter: today the family spokesman reiterated the issue of confidentiality. >> everythin
. military law gives commanding officers discretion on handling rape charges. he denied committing the first rape and charges against him in the second rape were later dropped. >>> it is a therapy that promises to help gay people turn straight. should it be allowed here in california? one federal court took on the controversial debate this morning. a nearly two-hour long hearing in san francisco debated the ban on gay conversion therapy for minors. that ban was supposed to go in effect on february 1. judges grilled both sides in the case that goes down to decide if the therapy is medical treatment that the state had the power to regulate. >> the evidence presented is all of the leading major medical organizations saying it has no scientific basis and has great risk to patients. >> you can't have it. that's why it is so unprecedented and a startling violation of the first amendment. >> what exactly happens in these gay conversion sessions? three men say they went through the therapy and one says it worked. >> reporter: peter was married for 28 years with two kids. >> i had a girlfriend and wa
:03. a prominent defense attorney nighting to key her law license after being accused of smuggling a hit list out of jail. "today in the bay's" christie smith is live in san francisco with the punishment she now faces. >> reporter: lawyers for the state bar of california will argue here in san francisco today that attorney, lorna brown, should be disbarred for smuggling an alleged hit list out of an east bay jail on behalf of her client. having something like this happen is pretty rare. less than 1% of the state's attorneys were stripped of their licenses in 2011. according to the chauncey bailey project, attorney brown admitted she took notes from him while he was in jail. she said she thought they were love letters to a girlfriend or other notes intended for his mother. bay was a former leader of your black muslim bakery in oakland. he was convicted of ordering murders of three men. she said she passed the papers but it was a list against bay. no witnesses were harmed. brown agreed to a two-year suspension. that suspension was rejected by the supreme court of california. the new trial will dete
're following. in cooperation with u.s. officials, canadian law enforcement officials say they have foiled a plot to blow up a passenger train. what can you tell me about that? >> reporter: a passenger train, matt, from new york to ontario. it would be on canada's version of amtrak. they got onto it lastfall when they got a tip from the ka madian muslim community. authorities have been watching these two men closely since then. they say the plot was inspired by al qaeda in iran which they say was providing, quote, direction and guidance. now according to officials in both the u.s. and canada this plot never got to the stage of acquiring explosives, but even so he, these officials say the two men have both the intent and the capability of following through with it, matt. >> frightening possibility. thanks very much. >>> we are following two major stories this morning when it comes to flying. federal officials are putting on hold a new rule that would allow small knives back on planes. it was supposed to take effect on thursday but it has received strong opposition from flight crews and some
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